Bamboo Plants

Click on links below to jump to that question.

  1. I Have a Small Bamboo Tree in a Glass Vase, Its Getting High
  2. What Makes the Tips of Bamboos Go Dry
  3. Snow Damage
  4. Bamboo Care
  5. Ponds
  6. Ivy and Bamboo
  7. Killing Bamboo
Asked by snowman on December 13, 2010
I Have a Small Bamboo Tree in a Glass Vase, Its Getting High

Can I cut it in half to make two trees?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It may be pruned to a more manageable and attractive size by making a clean cut just above the leaf bract. Smaller stalks will branch out just below the cut, resulting in a fuller, bushier plant. And yes, you can take the piece you have cut and root it in water to make another plant.

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by moses.ketula on February 10, 2011
What Makes the Tips of Bamboos Go Dry

we are growing bamboos inour garden in a pot a very big one. from the past few months the tips are getting dried and gradually the leaf can u tell us why this is happening

ANSWERS
Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

This indicates and issue with the roots. I would suspect that the bamboo may be pot bound and is not able to get enough water. It also may be root rot or underwatering. Check the roots and adjust as needed - repot if root bound, treat for root rot if you suspect that (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm) or increase watering if you think it may be underwatered.

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on March 6, 2011
Snow Damage

I have a decorative bamboo bush that had some limbs bent over by the snow. They have a large group of berries, which added to the weight of the snow. The branches are alive. My question is whether to tie them up to the remaining branches or should I cut them off?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Either solution would be fine. Which you use depends largely on how you want the plant to look.

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on March 30, 2011
Bamboo Care

My bamboo does not appear to be doing well. It is covered in ants. Could this be a fungus? What should I do to help it?

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The ants are not the initial cause of your plant's demise. They are most likely "farming" for aphids, which commonly attack bamboo plants. The sticky residue left behind from the sap-sucking pests generally attracts the ants. Neem oil is a great organic treatment for the aphids, and may help with the ants as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

These articles should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Asked by Anonymous on April 12, 2011
Ponds

We have a 20 foot x 20 foot concrete pond surrounded by bamboo. The leaves keep falling in and we are constantly having to drain the pond to clean it, which is to time consuming, expensive, and bad for the fish. The pond is an odd shape and we have had difficulties in netting it. We have just cut down the bamboo but discovered it’s almost impossible to kill off.

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Was this answer useful?
00
zumadobie

I would cut back the bamboo, and then keep it down till it dies.
or cover the pond with netting

Was this answer useful?
00

Asked by Melissa8888 on April 19, 2011
Ivy and Bamboo

How do I kill Ivy and Bamboo without harming other plants?

Asked by Anonymous on May 7, 2011
Killing Bamboo

How do you kill bamboo? It’s coming in under the fence from a neighbor, who knows nothing about plants, in my yard.

ANSWERS
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Removing bamboo is difficult but can be done. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bamboo/kill-bamboo.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
1 2 3 13

Not finding what you're looking for?

Ask A Question